Distopia – Good Day (2021)

Combine elements of Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ash and Marianas Trench, and you might have something along the lines of Distopia. Founded in 2020, the US-based trio began sharing their unique alternative rock sound with the masses. Featured on Less Than 1000 Followers, Roadie Music, Edgar Allan Poets, It’s All Indie and several online radio stations/playlists, the group is turning heads on an international level. The latest addition to this relatively new act is ‘Good Day’.

Embracing their love for music at early ages, Alex Silver (vocalist), Jason Robins (bass) and John Marc Degaard (drums) gravitated toward The Beatles, Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and this influence is evident in their music. Following their sophomore single ‘Healing’, Distopia adopt a more pop-rock style in their sound. Melodically, the guitar and drums combination is upbeat and jovial with a chilled out vibe; however, it is the vocals that add a punchy rock vibe to the pop single.

While Silver’s vocals are warm, rich and bold, it is the collaboration with singer-songwriter Haley Flake that brings a lighter quality to ‘Good Day’. Silver explains that he “wasn’t in a good place when he wrote the song” but one day, he “woke up feeling better and this song came out extremely fast and organically” – it is this personal narrative that connects with listeners.

What I find particularly intriguing is not the lyrics or melody but how they are harmonically executed in a positive way. Finding the edge between pop cheesiness and rock intensity, ‘Good Day’ is a flowing, lighthearted single to brighten anyone’s situation. Anthemic and full of positive energy, Distopia’s ‘Good Day’ is the epitome of a summer tune to drown out the darkness of pandemic uncertainty. Listening to this has definitely made my day a good day (pun intended).

For more from Distopia check out their Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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